Tiger Lilly - Rescued on 26th March 2007
On Monday evening, 26th March 2007, the Sanctuary received telephone call from a lady and her grandchildren about a seal on the beach at Mousehole. With the information she provided, Maz and Franzy headed out with rescue kit and cage. When they arrived and looked down onto the beach, they could see that the pup was very small and it was decided to bring the pup back to the Sanctuary.
Tiger Lilly in the hospital - photo was taken by Rachael Vine on 26th March 2007 This pup was put into hospital pen number 4 and weighed. The pup weighed 18 kilos and is aged about 3 months. For a pup this age, it should weigh around 40 kilos, meaning this pup was malnourished; it also had lots of puncture wounds to flipper and grazes to the belly. It also had a swollen jaw and a very high temperature. It was given fluids and injections of medication to bring the temperature down and wounds were cleaned and treated. The pup is a little girl and has been called Tiger Lilly.
Tiger Lilly in the hospital on 31st March 2007 - Photo was taken by Dan Jarvis Hospital update: 31st March 2007 - Tiger Lilly has now moved onto whole fish and is feeding very well for herself. She will need to put on 5-6 kilos in the hospital before being moved outside. Tiger Lilly in the hospital on 31st March 2007 - Photo was taken by Dan Jarvis
Hospital Update: 13th April 2007 - Tiger Lily has been moved down to the nursery pool where she is sharing the pool with Mowgli who is teaching her to catch fish. Her orange flipper tag number is 42.
Tiger Lilly - photo was taken on 26th May 2007 Update: 28th May 2007 - These photos of Tiger Lilly were taken in the convalescence pool on Saturday 26th of May 2007. She is doing very well and will be released back into the wild soon. Tiger Lilly - photo was taken on 26th May 2007
Update: 17th July 2007 - Tiger Lilly along with Olive and Pluto were released back into the wild on Monday 16th of July 2007. A report was written by Megan Charity, aged 15, from Mullion Comprehensive School. She was at the National Seal Sanctuary for Work experience for two weeks; Megan was invited along to seal release. Click here to read Megan's wonderful report. Tiger Lilly - photo was taken by Rachael Vine and Megan Charity

Back